The main types of tourists – which one are you?
Each of us has our own ideas about rest. For one, the best trip is ancient ruins and excursions to museums, for another – the sea under their feet, for the third – extreme, drive and adrenaline. There are many types of tourism, but more often, of course, the rest turns out to be mixed – after all, on a trip you want to catch everything.
So which are known types of tourists?
- The museum worker…
The main goal of the traveler is the development, discovery, study of the natural, historical and cultural values of a particular country. Such a traveler will never refuse an informative rich excursion, will not miss a single museum, pay attention to every little thing (slang, national dress, traditions, etc.) and will definitely record all the “cultural values” through a photo lens. In the photo album of such a tourist there are more domes, buildings and monuments than himself.
- Rest for the sake of health.
Recreational tourism has long been separated into an independent sphere, and there are more and more admirers of this type of recreation every year. The key point of travel is complete rest, combined with the restoration of lost strength and health. That is, a favorable climate, water bodies, balneological resorts, beauty of landscapes, etc. are the key requirements.
- Business tourist.
Travel, as a rule, is connected with work – negotiations, conferences, searching for new sales channels, market research, professional development, etc. There is no time left for museums and health, but getting your feet in the sea (if possible) or walking along unfamiliar streets is quite … The subspecies of a business tourist are a “shuttle”, a “small wholesale” traveler for goods, and a social tourist whose tasks are public speeches, demonstrations, rallies, etc.
A traveler for whom every trip is a meeting with relatives living in other countries. Moreover, the main purpose of the trip is precisely to communicate with relatives, and if it works out, then museums, walks, etc.
The meaning of travel is participation in any sporting events and competitions, or an independent search for sports pleasures.
- Music lover.
This tourist prefers targeted travel. Namely – trips to global music festivals and concerts of your favorite musical groups.
The main goals are sports matches, competitions, Olympiads. Cheer from the stands for your favorite team on the other side of the world, have a cultural rest after the match in a restaurant / bar and return home with souvenirs and a great mood after the victory of “friends”.
- “Religious” tourists.
Travel goals – pilgrimage to holy places, trips to monasteries, performing certain missions, etc.
Travelers traveling in mobile homes. This type of tourism, which came to us from America, presupposes comfortable travel, frequent change of scenery, and autonomy. Caravaners can stop at any point on the chosen route (for example, for sightseeing, fishing or dinner at a restaurant), or they can not make any routes at all and go where they look.
This type of travelers includes those who cannot imagine life without adrenaline boiling in their blood. There are a lot of ways. From extreme sports to adventures in little-explored corners of the world (mountains, jungle, etc.).
- The villagers…
Tourists traveling to villages and towns for research purposes, sociological purposes, to visit any fairs or festivals, as well as for “environmentally friendly recreation” in the bosom of nature.
Travelers who stand up for the purity of the world around them and have a rest for the benefit of the planet (educational excursions on the topic “save the Earth for posterity”, all possible help in protecting the environment, etc.).
- Sea wolves.
Water tourism is also very popular. It involves both short trips on boats and yachts along canals, rivers, lakes, and long-distance “swims” on board a ship, travel around the world, etc.
The love of relaxing on the sand near the sea is present in each of us. But while some, tired of “drying” under the sun, go to inspect the surroundings and take pictures at each unusual lantern, others, not at all getting tired, enjoy the rustling of the waves, digging in white sand and collecting pebbles in the form of hearts every day. The task of the beach-goer is not to forget the sunscreen, eat deliciously at the beach restaurant and lie beautifully on the sand in a fashionable swimsuit.
Unpretentious, smiling and mobile travelers, the ideal vacation for whom is to visit the maximum number of countries in a couple of weeks with a guidebook at the ready. And at the same time, save as much money on the trip as possible.
Tourists whose main purpose of travel is to eat tasty food. Requirements – a variety of drinks and dishes, all kinds of tastings, a pleasant environment, chic restaurants and a permanent feast for the belly.
- Fossil gatherers and hunters.
The former travel in search of rare specimens for their rare collections, the latter take with them shovels, metal detectors and look for treasures, ancient cities, icons, military uniforms, legends, exotic, etc.
- Collectors of autographs.
Travel goals – to get the coveted “squiggle” on a book, notebook, T-shirt or directly in a passport from a show business star (writer, dancer, musician, etc.) and, smiling Hollywood-style, take a picture with this star in the style of “Me and Jackie”.
The geography of a shopping tourist’s travel depends on where the coveted sale of branded items is held, where the next fashion show will take place, etc. That is, the cherished words are outlets, brands, sale and a new wardrobe.
A resident traveler has a good habit of being stuck for a couple of months in a country that he liked and quietly joining the slender ranks of its citizens. That is, rent an apartment, hang new curtains, fill the refrigerator for a month in advance, and generally behave like a native, studying, analyzing and enjoying new experiences.
- Photo tourists.
If you meet a person with a huge backpack of photographic equipment, eyebrows drawn into a “house” and a look through the viewfinder, cutting off “broken pixels” and probing every photogenic nature, you should know that this is a photo-tourist. Shooting for them is a way of life, air and incomparable pleasure.
Travelers for whom a trip is a way to heal their nerves, relieve stress from work and contemplate the landscape beauty with the eyes of a tired office manager. Noisy parties, festivals and crowds of sightseers are not interesting to them. The main thing is calmness, the silence of the pristine nature, the lapping of waves, a book (tablet) in hand and a pleasant companion (or better without him).
- Eternal students.
The purpose of travel is training, advanced training, gaining new knowledge, useful acquaintances with new people, learning languages among native speakers, etc.
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